TAMPA — The NFL and USAA, the league’s Official Military Appreciation Sponsor, announced on Thursday that Bucs wide receiver Vincent Jackson and Colts punter Pat McAfee are the two finalists for the fifth annual Salute to Service Award presented by USAA.
Jackson and McAfee were selected for their exceptional efforts to acknowledge and support members of the military community. The Salute to Service Award honoree will be recognized at the “5th Annual NFL Honors” awards show that will be in the San Francisco Bay Area on CBS on Saturday, Feb. 6, the night before Super Bowl 50.
A three-time Pro Bowler and self-proclaimed “military brat,” Jackson launched the Jackson In Action 83 Foundation on Veterans Day in 2012 to support military families by focusing on the educational, emotional and physical health of military children.
“I’m humbled to be considered for this honor once again,’’ said Jackson, a three-time finalist for the award. “Thank you to the NFL and USAA for continuously providing support and recognition for our nation’s military heroes. I’m proud to be from a military family, and I’m thankful for the opportunity to not only support the selfless members of our Armed Services but their loved ones as well.”